Automobile collisions are the most common cause of personal injuries and wrongful death claims in the State of Texas. Every year, many innocent people are seriously hurt or die at the hands of negligent drivers. This drivers are often inexperienced, distracted, or perhaps under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you’ve been involved in an accident and do not have an experienced car wreck lawyer on your side, the insurance companies have the advantage. Just talking to an insurance adjuster without legal representation can hurt your case. It may also prevent you from getting the settlement you deserve.
At Biggs & Greenslade Law, we are experienced and equipped to help you get compensation for your car accident injuries. If you or a family member has suffered serious or fatal injuries in a motor vehicle accident, we invite you to contact us: 903-405-2686
If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent driver, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. The personal injury attorneys at Biggs & Greenslade are here to guide you through the legal system.
We provide skilled and vigorous representation for victims and their families. Our Tyler injury lawyers are passionate about holding careless drivers accountable. We are prepared to argue any motor vehicle accident claim you have, including those arising from:
BG Law has leveled the playing field for numerous clients in the past. We are here to provide you with the strong and aggressive representation you need to win your car accident case.
We know how insurance companies operate because John Greenslade, our Car Accident Lawyer for Tyler, TX, used to represent them. Today, his focus is on helping injured victims. Still, his experience working for insurance companies helps him anticipate the tactics they often use against our clients.
John’s knowledge of the auto insurance industry has helped us secure numerous favorable settlements on behalf of our clients.
Our auto accident lawyers in Tyler, Kaufman, and Henderson, Texas are committed to putting all of our experience and skill to work for you. We will achieve the highest settlement possible in your claim.
The amount of compensation varies depending on the case. There are many types of “damages” our Texas auto accident attorneys can claim. These damages are usually split into two categories: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are financial losses that have a precise monetary value, including:
Non-economic damages usually describe intangible losses which are assigned a monetary value, including:
There are a few things to remember to help ensure the best possible outcome for your case if you are seriously injured in a car wreck. Check out our car accident checklist below...
1. Do not leave the accident.
Never leave the scene of an accident you are involved in. This is a hit and run. It is illegal in Texas and could result in jail time.
2. Always call the police.
Be sure to file a police report with the Tyler PD or the local police department in your city. If the accident is minor and the police do not need to be dispatched, you should still file an accident report. That way you do not get charged with a hit and run.
3. Seek medical attention.
Call 911 if needed. Do not dismiss your injuries. Many accident related injuries show up days or weeks after the incident. Get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible whether you are in pain or not.
4. Stay safe, but protect the scene.
If possible and safe, do not move vehicles. This allows the police to assess the situation and determine what really happened. Oncoming traffic, fire, injury, debris, and weather all pose continuing risks. So move away from the vehicles if needed for safety, but if possible, keep your car where it is.
5. Do not apologize or admit fault.
While it may sound like a kind gesture, saying you're sorry is the same as claiming legal liability. Even if you think the wreck is your fault, do not admit fault until a professional assesses the situation. Accidents happen very quickly. There may be factors which are not immediately apparent.
6. Exchange information with other drivers.
Write down their name, phone number, and email address to ensure you are able to contact them if necessary.
7. Identify witnesses and get their names and phone numbers.
You never know when a car accident claim may go to court. If that happens, you’ll want witnesses.
8. Keep your receipts.
Keep all receipts, records, medical bills, and paperwork related to the accident in any way. This helps us request the maximum possible settlement for your case.
9. Take pictures of the scene.
See details below of the type of pictures that are important to capture after an accident.
The camera on your smartphone works perfectly for documenting your accident. If you don’t have a smartphone, purchase an inexpensive disposable camera to keep in your car’s glove box.
Take pictures of:
Be sure to take a picture of the corresponding vehicle.
Protect your identity: Do not let the other driver photograph your driver’s license. Likewise, do not request to photograph theirs. Instead, exchange contact information with pen and paper.
Our work is based on a contingency fee agreemenet. That means, we charge no out of pocket expense to our clients. We don’t get paid until you do.
Most of the time, a car accident case can be resolved very quickly because the insurance company will usually settle outside of court. However, occasionally a complex case may require us to file a lawsuit and go to trial. When this happens, the case usually takes longer.
The Texas statute of limitations allows people to file a car accident claim up to two years after the event.
If you've been injured in a car accident, contact the Biggs & Greenslade Law Firm today for a free consultation. Our auto accident lawyers for Tyler, TX are always ready to help.
We have office locations serving Tyler, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Henderson, TX, and serve the entire greater East Texas region. You deserve just compensation. We can help you get it.
1042 Asher Way
Tyler, TX 75703
Let us represent you and your family during these complicated and stressful times. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team can provide you with strong representation and actionable advice. If you are ready to schedule your free consultation, please fill out our request form or give us a call.